Brain Training to Promote Health in Family Dementia CaregiversResearch Question:
Can certain brain training activities promote cognitive, emotional, and physical health
in dementia caregivers age 55-85?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: University of Rochester
The purpose of the study is to determine whether two types of in-home “brain-training”
programs may have beneficial health effects, including reduced stress and improved
immune health, for individuals caring for a loved one (spouse, parent, friend, etc)
who has dementia.
Participation involves completing one of our brain training programs with the use
of a computer at home a few times a week (when convenient for you), over eight weeks.
Experience or skill with computers is not necessary. If you do not own a computer,
one may be provided for you to use during the program period.
Study Web URL: https://research.son.rochester.edu/dementia-caregiving/
Study Reference #: 58472
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Lead Researcher: Kathi Heffner
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Jeff Swan
Phone: (585) 275-6835
Additional Study Details
You may be eligible for this study if you are age 55-85, and are the primary caregiver
for a loved one (spouse, parent, friend, etc), who has dementia of any type or stage
In addition to the 8-week program done at home, procedures include flexibly scheduled
study visits which can occur at your choice of home or at the U of R, travel is not
Study visits occur before and after your brain training program, and include questions
about your general health and well-being, and what caregiving has been like for you.
Visits may also include measures of cognitive health, heart activity (EKG), and a
For participating, subjects will receive up to $400 for completion of the study. Parking
validation is provided for study visits done at the U of R. For more information,
please call (585) 275-6835, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the
“Contact This Study” section of this webpage.
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